ITANAGAR: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha on Tuesday flagged off two new buses at the university campus, which were purchased for the central varsity under grants-in-aid from the state government. The VC, while dedicating the buses to the service of the community, acknowledged the unique gesture of the state government under the leadership of the Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, for the commitment to aid in the growth of the central university.
RGU Registrar Dr N T Rikam expressed his gratitude to the state government and informed that the government had also sanctioned Rs 21 crore for a water supply project in the campus and Rs 3 crores for the student activity centre.
Finance Officer of the varsity, Prof Otem Padung said that with the two buses, the fleet would be increased which would immensely benefit the campus dwellers and people living in the periphery. Joint Registrar Dr David Pertin informed the gathering that the buses are a result of the commitment of the chief minister who during one of his visits to RGU in 2018, assured to provide two buses from the state government, besides laying a dedicated power line with an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore and sanctioning the required amount for the construction of spectators' gallery around the main university ground and a rostrum for ease of conducting mega events.